Ban on sale of gutkha and panmasala

Whereas, regulation 2.3.4 of the Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales) Regulations, 2011 made by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (i) of sub-section (2) of section 92 of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (Central Act 34 of 2006) read with section 26 thereof, prohibits articles of food in which tobacco and nicotine are used as ingredients, as they are injurious to health. And whereas, gutkha and panmasala are articles of food in which tobacco and nicotine are widely used as ingredients now-a-days. And whereas, it is expedient to prohibit gutkha and panmasala in the State of Kerala, being food products in which tobacco and nicotine are widely used as ingredients.

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